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Source: National Science Foundation

Playing a musical instrument can do wonders for our brains. But how does it affect our hearing later on in life?

Source: Society for Neuroscience
As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscientist Damien Fair discusses how brain imaging is used to explore ways to better characterize developmental brain disorders like autism and ADHD.
Source: TED
After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
Source: Science Friday
Why some tunes lodge in our brains isn’t so clear. Here are a few theories.
Source: Society for Neuroscience
Neuroscience isn’t just for biology class! In this video, learn from Jim Olson about the homunculus, the structure of the sensory cortex.

Recent Neuroscience in the News

Source: Inside Science
Date: 12 Sept 2014
Interactive toy to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Source: BBC
Date: 11 Sept 2014
Google has bought a biotech company that has developed a spoon designed to make life easier for people with diseases such as Parkinson's.
Source: NPR Ed Blog
Date: 10 Sept 2014
Researchers found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language.

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